A MOTHER flying with her four young children was found slumped unconscious on a plane after swigging vodka, a court heard.
German national Regina Kunz had been on a skiing trip and was taking her children home to Bushey, Hertfordshire, on an easyJet flight after one of them had been injured on the slopes, Crawley magistrates were told.
But when the 31-year-old boarded the Munich to Gatwick flight on January 6, she was seen ‘exhibiting strange behaviour’, prosecutor David Holman said. ‘She also looked to be aggressive and somewhat heavy handed with her children,’ he added. ‘One air stewardess said she seemed to be totally out of it.’
Kunz drank ‘two thirds of a bottle of vodka’ from her hand luggage and ‘remained slumped in her chair’ after landing. Mr Holman said Kunz could not walk to the front of the plane in a straight line unaided, slurred her words and ignored her children.
Kunz admitted being drunk in charge of a child aged under seven. She received a 12-month community order, including six months of alcohol treatment, and must pay £175 in fines and costs.